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   Arthur Symons Papers, 1893-1973

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Arthur Symons Papers. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079613 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Symons, Arthur, 1865-1945.
Title:Arthur Symons Papers, 1893-1973
Physical description:11 linear ft. (ca. 2,725 items in 27 boxes)
Language(s):In English
Access: Permission of donor required to see.  More information »



Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.

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Scope and Content

Correspondence, manuscripts and printed materials. Includes 1,016 letters from Symons to his wife, Rhoda, 1,045 letters from Rhoda Bowser Symons to Arthur Symons, many letters to Mrs. Symons at the time of Symons' mental breakdown in 1908-1909, correspondence with her family, the Bowser family of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and about her theatrical career.

Additions to the Papers, 2013

Gift of Caroline Schimmel, 2013

In a brown cloth covered portfolio box, with leather tooled label on spine "A.J.A. Symons Misc."

With Maggs Bros. Ltd catalog, 1996

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Using the Collection


Access Restrictions

Permission of donor required to see.

Restrictions on Use

Readers mus use microfilm of materials specified above.

Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Librarian for Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Preferred Citation

Arthur Symons Papers. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Papers Entered in AMC 12/04/1990

48 letters & 1 poem Added to AMC 03/06/1992 HR

26 letters, 1 intro. & 1 contract Cataloged 07/10/1992 HR

AS letter to Seumas o'Sullivan. Cataloged 10/12/1998 HR

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2009-06-26 File created.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Acting--England--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Authors, English--19th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Authors, English--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bowser family.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Critics--England--19th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Critics--England--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Ellis, Havelock, 1859-1939.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
English drama--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Gosse, Edmund, 1849-1928.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Gosse, Ellen,--Lady.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
John, Augustus, 1878-1961.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
O'Sullivan, Seumas, 1879-1958.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Poets, English--19th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Poets, English--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Symbolism in art.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Symbolism in literature.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Symons, Rhoda Bowser, 1874-1936.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Women in the theater--England--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note


English author and critic.

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